Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones unite in "Shine A Light," a look at The Rolling Stones." Scorsese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. Cinematographers capture the raw energy of the legendary band.
|Release Date||:||February 7, 2008|
|Production Company||:||Concert Promotion International, Shangri-La Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Casts||:||Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Christina Aguilera, Jack White, Buddy Guy, Dorothy Howell Rodham, Blondie Chaplin, Tim Ries, Michael Davis, Kent Smith, Benicio del Toro|
|Plot Keywords||:||new york, film director, legend, song, public, rolling stones, rock, guest, music video, music, concert, theatre milieu, performance|
I've been a stones fan for about 25-30 years now A Relative Newcomer and I've collected over 300 bootleg recordings of live stones concerts during the previous 3 decades. Gimme Shelter is one of the best music documentaries ever. Martin Scorsese is probably the best director America has given us in last 50 years. The Last Waltz was superb, the Scorsese Dylan documentary No Direction Home was a wonderful look at the roots of Americana and folk music and I'm NOT a Dylan fan. So why oh why was this so dull. Reason 1: Special guest audience only, ex-presidents, TV stars, Movie Stars in fact just about anybody who wasn't a true Stones fan was there resulting in a lack of atmosphere for a Rock 'n' Roll concert Reason 2: Mediocre performance by the guys themselves. Reason 3: Vintage footage of their days in the 60s and 70s which I've seen MANY times before. Reason 4: Not exactly "Martys" best work. This post is not a flame, I truly wanted to love this film but it just isn't very good